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Windows 7: How can i convert logical drive to primary?


12 Nov 2012   #1

window 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
How can i convert logical drive to primary?

hi i need some serious help here. my primary HDD died and previously my secondary HDD is setup as logical drive with 2 partition E & F

i got all my stuffs in partition E then i tried to format & install windows in F but got error message saying something like could not find system file. how can i convert this logical partition F to primary so i can install windows on it? during start up/using diskpart command

thanks

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12 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Partition Wizard version 4.2.2
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12 Nov 2012   #3

window 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Partition Wizard version 4.2.2
my primary hdd is dead. i cant even boot into window..and i cant install new window in my secondary hdd which all drives are logical drive
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12 Nov 2012   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Current version of Partition wizard free bootable cd. ( older v4.22. is only needed for converting dynamic disks )

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.
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12 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

I did an experiment about a week ago using ver. 7.6 and it did not give me the option to convert. I retried with 4.2 and it let me, that`s why I suggested it. But if the newer will work give it a shot.

You are converting the hard drive you are working on, don`t worry about the dead drive or having windows installed. Just make the disc then boot from it to do the conversion. You will need a working pc, an iso program and a blank cd to make the disc. Use Imgburn.

ImgBurn - CNET Download.com

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.
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12 Nov 2012   #6

window 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I did an experiment about a week ago using ver. 7.6 and it did not give me the option to convert. I retried with 4.2 and it let me, that`s why I suggested it. But if the newer will work give it a shot.

You are converting the hard drive you are working on, don`t worry about the dead drive or having windows installed. Just make the disc then boot from it to do the conversion. You will need a working pc, an iso program and a blank cd to make the disc. Use Imgburn.

ImgBurn - CNET Download.com

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.
thanks. but my hard drive has 2 partition, E & F i have everything in E and i just want to convert logical partition F to primary partition so that i can install window on F. can it be done? OR should i have to delete whole drive then only able to create a new primary partition?
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12 Nov 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Yes, you should be able to convert JUST the logical partition you want to install windows on.
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12 Nov 2012   #8

window 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Yes, you should be able to convert JUST the logical partition you want to install windows on.
cool it work like a cham! thanks man!!
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